I research the military's role in political and economic change, particularly in democratizing and developing countries.
In my book project, I explore why militaries sometimes respond to mass anti-regime protests with loyalty shifts, and what impact these shifts have on post-protest political development.
I completed my PhD in International Studies at the Josef Korbel School, University of Denver, in June 2018.
I am an adjunct professor at the University of Denver. I teach courses on international relations, comparative politics, and research methods. I am also a research fellow at the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security & Diplomacy, where I manage a project on private military and security companies and their activities around the world.
Contact me at: kara [dot] kingma [at] du [dot] edu